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Music Roundup: 7 Feb, 2018

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The Feramones

The Famous Feramones

For years music lovers have flocked to see the northern rivers very own super-group, The Feramones. They comprise a myriad of internationally acclaimed musicians who live humbly in our midst. Lead guitarist is Rick Fenn of 10cc. He has been touring the world for just less than 40 years. He still tours much of the year with 10cc, whose worldwide hit  Dreadlock Holiday  is featured in the Feramones’ playlist. Alan Limerick recently toured the world with Mike Oldfield; he has recorded with Joan Armatrading and David Knoffler, and is the founder of the internationally renowned London Guitar Institute. Keyboardist Alan Park is Cliff Richard’s musical director. Bass player Greg Lyon has a catalogue of recording credits that go back to his fusion band Crossfire in the 70s. Lead vocalist Col Germano was the front singer for hard rock band Bourbon Street. And Rick Lloyd on drums plays with the power and dynamism of Keith Moon and Charlie Watts rolled into one.

The Feramones play the Ballina RSL on Saturday at 9pm.

Mick Mchugh

The marvellous music of Mick McHugh

After a two-year hiatus singer/songwriter Mick McHugh steps back into the sunshine of the original music scene with a crowdfunded debut studio album. Having done the hard yards playing pub cover gigs to fund the videos and photo shoots, McHugh is ready to share his latest creation.

He will be launching at Jasper Corner (old Federal church) on Friday 2 March. Watch this space for more details.

Tropical Zombie

Let’s Get Tropical

Six-piece Byron Bay/Central Coast band Tropical Zombie are back after a one-year performance hiatus. The good-time holiday/rock outfit were busy in the back half of 2017

Recording their latest release Plonk. The six-track EP was recorded live in Sydney with producer Nathan Sheehy, who has been with them since the band’s birth in 2013. Plonk,  released in December 2017, is raw, fun and energetic, with a recurring lyrical theme of parties, relationships and weird life experiences. TZ are heading to the Byron Bay Brewery as part of their Plonk tour.

They play the Byron Brewery on Saturday with Violent Monks, Sophie Ozard, Dog Fight. Free. 8pm

The GC at OSCC

The GC are an acoustic duo of Mark Anderson and Jody McArthur, who play a mix of songs from The Beatles and Rolling Stones through to Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Powderfinger. They play the Ocean Shores Tavern this Friday.

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